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EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE

ACADEMIC, APPELLATE, AND SENATE COMMITTEE

ANNUAL REPORT

2003-2004 Academic Year

 

DUE: May 3, 2004

(Please limit the report to two pages.)

                               

COMMITTEE:

____________Calendar___________

 

 

1.       Membership (include ex-officio members).

REGULAR MEMBERS:

                Stephen Dock                       Foreign Languages

                Ginger Woodard                  Interior Design and Merchandising

                Brenda Eastman                   Social Work

                Jeff Phipps                            Theatre and Dance

                John Crammer                       Computer Science

                Rebecca Powers                   Sociology

                PunamMadhok                    Art                                                         

                EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS with vote:

                James L. Smith                      Rep. of Chancellor

                                (replaced in November by Austin Bunch)                                      

                Angela Anderson                                Rep. of Provost-Registrar

                Nancy House                        Rep. of Chair of the Faculty-Art       

                Mary Farwell                         Faculty Senator-Biology                    

                Shannon O’Donnell             Representative of Student Government Association                   

 

2.       Meeting Dates (include members present*).   * and members who contributed to committee action,  but were not at the meeting.

                September 8, 2003

                                Jeff Phipps, John Crammer, Rebecca Powers, PunamMadhok, Angela Anderson, Mary Farwell, Nancy House,

                                                Shannon O’Donnell

 

                October 1, 2003

                                Stephen Dock, Ginger Woodard, Brenda Eastman, Jeff Phipps, John Crammer, PunamMadhok, Amy Bissette (for

                                                Angela Anderson), Mary Farwell, Nancy House, Shannon O’Donnell

 

                October 8, 2003

                                Brenda Eastman, Jeff Phipps, John Crammer, Rebecca Powers, PunamMadhok, Amy Bissette (for Angela

                                                                Anderson), Nancy House, Matthew Cohen (for Shannon O’Donnell)

 

                November 5, 2003

                                Brenda Eastman, Jeff Phipps, John Crammer, Rebecca Powers, PunamMadhok, Stephen Dock, Angela Anderson,

                                                Austin Bunch, Mary Farwell

 

                December 3, 2003

                                Ginger Woodard, John Crammer, Rebecca Powers, PunamMadhok, Angela Anderson, Nancy House

 

                February 2, 2004

                                Rebecca Powers, PunamMadhok, John Crammer, Angela Anderson, Nancy House, Austin Bunch

 

                March 1, 2004

                                Rebecca Powers, PunamMadhok, Stephen Dock, Ginger Woodard, Brenda Eastman, Jeff Phipps, John Crammer,

                                                Angela Anderson, Nancy House, Mary Farwell

 

                April 19, 2004

                                Stephen Dock, Ginger Woodard, Brenda Eastman, Jeff Phipps, Rebecca Powers, John Crammer, Mary Farwell

 

3.       Subcommittees established during the year (include progress and/or completion of work).

None


4.      Accomplishments during the year, especially as addressed through committee goals.  Please include

     recommendations made to any University agency other  than the Faculty Senate that will be noted under #5.

  • Continued process of coordinating ECU academic calendars with Pitt County school system and Pitt Community College. 

 

  • Modified internal committee calendar guidelines.

 

  • Discussed the rule for submitting grades within 48 hours of the final exam (the Admissions and Retention committee made a

proposal to the Faculty Senate), changing the add-only day at the beginning of the semester, and changing day for Spring commencement.

 

5.       Reports to the Faculty Senate (include dates and resolution numbers).

  • Modify Fall 2003 calendar and class meeting times  to make up classes missed because of hurricane Isabel (03-43)

 

  • Modify common exam schedule to add two CHEM lab classes to schedule and group exam days for the same department. 
  • Approve Summer 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006 calendars.  (04-13)

 

6.       Business carried over to next year (list in priority order).

  • Work on policy for making up class days and time lost due to adverse weather.

 

  • Study scheduling of commencement for both Fall and Spring semesters in the UNC system and at ECU.
  • Continue communication and coordination with Pitt Community College and Pitt County Schools. 
  • Continue studying the rule for submitting grades within 48 hours of the final, changing the add-only day at the beginning

of the semester, and changing the day for Spring commencement.

 

7.       Evaluation of the committee (include anything that hindered or assisted the committee's work during the year).

          A.      Charge:  No problems

 

B.           Personnel:  The committee worked well together. Encourage greater participation by student representative. 

 

C.     Attendance:  Faculty teaching schedules limit choices of when the committee can meet. 

 

          D.      Responsibilities:  No problems. 

 

          E.      Activities:  The committee created a calendar for the 2005-2006 academic year, as is its charge.  The committee          

                                                discussed and accomplished a lot of things. 

 

 8.       Suggestion(s) to the Chair of the Faculty and/or Faculty Senate for improving the effectiveness of the committee.

                Establish a policy of when class time lost due to adverse weather should be made up.  Provide consistency and clarity

                concerning the scheduling of commencements.

 

 9.      Does the Committee’s organizational meeting next year need to be earlier than the date set this year?  

 _______      yes                                    ______X____ no 

 

          If yes, when do you prefer:  _____________________________________________

 

 

                                                  Signed:  Chairperson   John Crammer